An ancient recipe for seafood stew

Archaeologists used scanning electron microscopes to look for phytoliths — the remnants of silica left over after plant cell walls decay — on ancient cookware. Their research led to the discovery of 6000-year-old garlic-mustard seed, the oldest evidence of spices being used in Northern European cooking. (Insert your own joke here.)

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  1. Oh please, please everyone eat the garlic mustard. I spend days every spring pulling that invasive crap out of the woods, and I'm barely making a difference within sight of my own property, there's acres of the stuff popping up everywhere.

  2. Is the joke you're looking for: "And co-incidentally, it is also the most recent example of spices being used in Northern European cooking."?

  3. They also found a clay tablet that said, "No such thing as too much garlic mustard."

  4. Ratel says:

    Pepper? You mean that newfangled Asian spice?

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